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Oxalis triangularis ssp. papilionacea 'Francis'


Vivid burgundy-purple shamrocks with light pink flowers.

A beautiful perennial bulb with a bright, vivid purple shamrock leaf. This seed variant was selected and named after the founder, Francis. Grows to a height of 16" with a spread of 12 to 15 inches. Great pot plant as well as a ground cover though it needs to be planted in protected situations if it's in the ground. Endemic to Brazil.

Common Name: Purple Shamrock

Family: Oxalidaceae (The Oxalis Family)

Zone Hardiness: 6b-9

Light: Part Sun, Full Sun

Height: 8-12"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Class: Deciduous

Type: Tender

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Moist, Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - Central and South America

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